Yorkshire curd tarts

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Queen of Puds

Yorkshire curd tarts

Not made these for years but am going to today.

I can't now find the recipe I used previously, but the published versions are all largely the same, although what I am unsure about is whether the addition of rosewater (present in a few recipes, including James Martin's) makes a noteable difference? I can't find a version on Delia.

I know I didn't add rosewater last time I made them, but am tempted to this time because I have some. Anyone else make them regularly/made them before? Views?

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Welshcookie

Curd Tarts

Your post amused me because curd tarts were originally made with beestings or colostrum and I had difficulty picturing doughty Yorkshire Farmers' Wives wielding bottles of rose-water.

I imagine rose-water could be an addition, but be careful how much you add, it can be overpowering.

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Queen of Puds

Yorkshire curd tarts

Err - I didn't have any colostrum in ... and was a bit short of beestings too. Next time maybe?

I made them with the rosewater & actually you can't taste it, not at all. The recipe I used said 1 TBS rosewater to 200g curd or cottage cheese, which isn't very much in the scheme of things. I wasn't over happy with the flavour - they were just a bit, well, bland really. I wanted something more cheesy/lemony I think - so I will try a different recipe next time & make my own curds first to see if I can improve the flavour at all ... once I get a decent batch I'll post it.

 
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